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Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats
The WIldcats are the athletic teams of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The school colors are purple and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The women's lacrosse team has won the National Championship five times and the football team has been ranked No. 1 twice in school history. Famous athletes include Joe Girardi, Mike Adamle, Luke Donald, Betty Robinson, Todd Martin, Otto Graham and Matt Grevers.
The WIldcats are the athletic teams of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The school colors are purple and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The women's lacrosse team has won the National Championship five times and the football team has been ranked No. 1 twice in school history. Famous athletes include Joe Girardi, Mike Adamle, Luke Donald, Betty Robinson, Todd Martin, Otto Graham and Matt Grevers. « Show less

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  • Wildcat takeaways

    Wildcat takeaways
    Strong side: Nick VanHoose, who made a leaping interception, is giving the Wildcats all-Big Ten caliber play. Fellow cornerback Matthew Harris needs to tighten his coverage. Frequent-flyer Miles: Two illegal formation penalties called on right tackle...
  • Gophers TD return stuns Wildcats 24-17

    MINNNEAPOLIS — Kyle Prater was said to be "beating himself up" over a fourth-down drop that essentially turned out the lights out on Northwestern's 24-17 loss to Minnesota. Prater shouldn't have been, considering he came through four plays...
  • Northwestern expects physical test at Minnesota

    Pat Fitzgerald begins his analysis of every opponent by examining its special teams. "It's less to do with scheme," he said, "and more about attitude, will, 'want to' and consistency." The Northwestern coach mentioned that because of how he feels...
  • Looking ahead to Maryland football team's second-half schedule

    Looking ahead to Maryland football team's second-half schedule
    After this week's bye, Maryland (4-2) begins the second half of its season against Iowa next week. Here is a look at the Terps' final six opponents: Iowa (4-1), Oct. 18 in College Park The record is deceiving.  The Hawkeyes lost to an Iowa State...
  • Video cameras becoming fixture in college locker rooms

    Before his team flipped its season at Penn State, coach Pat Fitzgerald held up a sign in the Northwestern locker room that read, "TRUST YOURSELF." "Right here. Right here," he told his players in an earnest tone. "Trust what we do. Have discipline in...
  • College football: What games to watch on TV

    College football: What games to watch on TV
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1) 9 a.m., Channel 2 This game is...
  • NCAA grants Northwestern DL sixth year of eligibility

    NCAA grants Northwestern DL sixth year of eligibility
    The NCAA on Thursday granted Northwestern defensive lineman Sean McEvilly a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, allowing the Wildcat to return to play football in 2015. The school announced the NCAA's decision Thursday. McEvilly, who is sitting out...
  • Preview: Northwestern at Minnesota

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Northwestern at Minnesota Northwestern rebounded from a rough start with three impressive victories and looks to maintain its lead in the Big Ten West Division at Minnesota on Saturday. Northwestern allowed only 27 points...
  • Preview: Illinois at Wisconsin

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Illinois at Wisconsin Although Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen was non-committal on who his starting quarterback would be when the Badgers host Illinois on Saturday, he indicated both Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy will play....
  • Game slowing down for Northwestern's Chris Collins

     Game slowing down for Northwestern's Chris Collins
    Chris Collins intends to do a better job of pacing his players — and himself — during his second year as Northwestern's basketball coach. "I am a much better coach today than I was a year ago," Collins said. "There are a lot of things in...
  • Northwestern's Godwin Igwebuike opening eyes with his play

    Joel Stave rolled left and fired a pass down the middle, a desperation heave with 23 seconds to play. Godwin Igwebuike cut in front of Wisconsin receiver George Rushing and leaped, extending his left arm. "I went to bat it down," Igwebuike said, "and it...